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Cowl to hood rubber seal

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  1. michael

    michael Well-Known Member

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    What's the best adhesive to use to attach the seal to the cowl...whatever I used last never really worked right and any tips for installation?
     
  2. Grady Cain

    Grady Cain Well-Known Member

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    That seal should have metal clips that hold it to the cowl. Shouldn't need any adhesive...
     
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  3. michael

    michael Well-Known Member

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    The kit I got had these clip thingamajigs with two little sharp pointed spikes that do a poor to nothing job if attaching the rubber..do you press the rubber over the spikes then bend them over or what?
     
  4. quapman

    quapman Well-Known Member

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    Basically, yes. I've never seen the kit, but originals were just as you describe. Sounds like you'll have to put the clips in the slots, press the rubber onto them, then fold over the tabs. Ack.

    Is the rubber curved at the ends like original? The repops I've seen were not and buckled up when you install them.
     
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    moparlee Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that is exactly what I had to do on mine. I was able to re-use my old seal and just bought the new clips.
     
  6. michael

    michael Well-Known Member

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    Got home early from work and pressed the rubber over the spikes and the rubber seems to stay in place without bending the spikes over. I will try to bend them over with a small hammer, they seem to be too short and stiff to bend over. Maybe find some good quality two sided tape and inconspiciousy put it between rubber and cowl in a few areas.